Location: 10 miles South of Corvallis
Trails: 12 miles through wetlands, meadows, and forest
Terrain: Gravel and dirt paths
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Highlights: Ponds, Wildlife, nesting Canadian geese
The Finley Wildlife Refuge is a large complex of driveways, paths, and boardwalks just south of Corvallis. The Refuge has about 12 miles of trails that will take you through meadows, wetlands, forests, and prairies. Many different kinds of animals can be seen in the different areas of the park, most notably nesting Canadian Geese.
For those just interested in the geese, there are numerous roads throughout the Refuge that can take you past the geese for photo opportunites. There are also photography blinds set up for even better photos.
This area has something for everyone and is a really nice place to go on a sunny day, especially since so much of the trail is in open meadows and fields. More information on the Refuge is available, courtesy of the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.